The differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Cerebral atrophy versus normal pressure hydrocephalus Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Brain
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure

abstract

  • This article summarizes the neuroradiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and details the radiologic features that permit the identification of patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Patients with presumed AD show a characteristic atrophy pattern with specific involvement of the temporal lobes and hippocampus. These findings have prognostic implications. Patients with NPH typically show severe motoric and gait deficits and initially mild cognitive impairment. Marked improvement is shown in select patients after ventricular shunting.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7743082

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 19

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 5

number

  • 1